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Arriving November 2011 - Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marking Knife

  See Rob Cosman demonstrate the Knife

Dovetail Marking Knife

IBC Presents Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marking Knife.

"For over thirty years one of my most trusted dovetail tools has been my modified marking knife. Working with renowned blade manufacture IBC we have re-created every detail in this replica tool. Transferring tails to pins accurately is such a vital step in the dovetail joint I think you will find this to be your missing link!"
Rob Cosman
Your Hand Tool Coach

Replacement blades available

Available in August 2011 -
The Rob Cosman range of Tools and Videos.  

Rob Cosman has been woodworking most of his life.  While earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Technology/Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was Dr. Dale L. Nish's teaching assistant.  Rob has also worked with many of the world's best master craftsmen, including: Alan peters, Sam Maloof, Tage Frid, Monroe Robinson and Peter Korn.

Rob Cosman's Professional Dovetail Saw

Rob Cosman Rob describes the first of his hand saw offerings, the dovetail saw. After teaching thousands of folks to cut dovetails by hand, Rob has tailored a saw to address the most common problems. With the intent to enable woodworkers to assemble their dovetails straight from the saw this may very well be the missing link!

“Having taught thousands of woodworkers how to hand cut dovetails I know this saw will help more than anything else I’ve done”
Rob tests each saw before it ships, so you can start cutting dovetails “out of the box”!

Unique features;

  • Split lines with the  Super Fine 22tpi starting tip, then finish the cut with just a few strokes of the aggessive 15 tpi blade
  • The Extra heavy brass back provides better balance and smoother “vibration free” sawing
  • Your Choice of balanced and durable “bone resin” or “ebony resin” composite handles featuring memory enhancing carved finger recesses.  ex large handles available on request
  • Our Very slight .002” (per side) set makes for dead straight saw cuts and smooth ready to glue surfaces right out of the box
  • Our “Craftsman made” saws and cases have that precise fit and finish you will appreciate
  • Peened and flushed copper pins help secure the blade to the brass back
  • A pair of Brass split nuts secure the handle to the blade and also to the brass back
  • In “Old World” style, the saw comes cradled in a beautifully hand crafted Walnut and Ash presentation/storage case

Black Handle in Stock, White needs to be special ordered.

Rob Cosman's Professional Crosscut Joinery Saw

“Teaching folks to make joints from the first cutting tool, the saw,  is what I consider to be an essential part of good craftsmanship.  To that end I have been designing and building shop saws that help make that task possible.”

Unique features of Rob’s crosscut saw include;
  • with only .002 set per side this 15 tpi saw will slice through wood and leave a ready-to-join surface, right out of the box!
  • you have a choice, we saw, shape, sand and buff to a satin finish, “bone resin” and “ebony resin” composite handles with carved finger recesses for extra comfort and control.
  • the extra heavy brass back provides perfect balance and all the downward pressure needed to make fast and accurate crosscuts
  • the teeth are extremely  sharp and exert very little cutting pressure on the wood, the smooth and clean kerf is the evidence
  • one bolt and split nut secures the handle to the blade while the other bolt and split nut secures the handle to the brass back and pierces the blade as well.
  • we use four copper pins that are peened and flushed to decoratively secure the blade to the brass back.
  • our “Craftsman made” saws and cases have that precise fit and finish you will appreciate
  • Rob not only makes the saws he also tests each one before it is boxed and shipped to you!
  • In “Old World” style, the saw comes cradled in a beautifully hand crafted Walnut and Ash presentation/storage case
This is the ideal companion for Rob’s dovetail saw!


Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge

Rob Cosman demonstrates his easy-to-use and accurate Marking Gauge.

The Rob Cosman Marking Gauge is ready out of the box.  It features a sharp blade that will slice - not crush the wood fibres. The head has a hard rubber o-ring embedded inside to provided just the right amount of friction. Manual adjustment is easy and the knurled locking screw firmly holds the head. A generous flat side on the brass head prevents the tool from rolling off the bench.

Rob Cosman Online Hand Tool Workshop - www.handtoolworkshop.com

 video preview 

What you get with your membership:

-Two sequential half hour sessions per week, every week! 

-Shot in real time using two hi-def cameras so you get the necessary detail


-Shot in an informal setting where I can talk to you through my cameramen


-Through our online forum you can ask questions about what you see in each


episode, I will answer these in a separate filmed session as demand requires


-Sessions are stored for on-demand access


 As an extra bonus we are working to add the following in the coming weeks;


-membership discounts from various woodworking suppliers


-a library of resource clips from my 12 technique dvds


- downloadable plans for the featured projects

Only US$19.95 a month or US$199.95 for the whole year!

Check out a sample clip or take a look at upcoming projects!

Read more about the workshop below...

Woodworking Adventures Blog Post, July 2011


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